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City OKs ward boundary alteration

January 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved an ordinance to alter the boundary between Ward 2 and Ward 3 near Sheltered Acres Park at its meeting Monday. The change was made as a technical clean-up due to legislative redistricting following the 2010 census, city Clerk Scott Badley said. “There was a slight discrepancy in the legislative Read More

SCSD2 reports buses unplugged

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police received a report Monday that someone had apparently unplugged several school buses while they were parked at the Sheridan County School District 2 bus barn. According to the police incident report, an individual would have had to climb over a fence into the bus parking area in order to unplug Read More

Franck graduates basic combat training

SHERIDAN — Army Reserve Private Justin A. Franck graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Franck is the former ward of Fred Forni of Sheridan and the son of David Franck of Billings, Mont. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 2013. His nine-week training program included physical fitness, basic combat, military weapons, Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class to be held Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Jan. 14. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is basic Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Jan. 14. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held Read More

Horse drawn buggy

Sara Ogle rides in the back of a buggy Saturday afternoon with her family on Highway 14 near Dayton while her father, Tom Ogle, steers the team. The Ogles prefer to travel via horsepower rather than driving their truck.

Legislative forum to be held Jan. 15-16 at Sheridan City Hall

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Jan. 15 and 16 in the City Hall council chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. Legislators expected to be present include Sen. Bruce Burns, Sen. John Schiffer, Rep. Rosie Read More

‘The Long Stange Trip’ showing Monday

SHERIDAN — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sheridan will be showing a six-part video series tracing the origin and evolution of the faith entitled “The Long Strange Trip” starting Monday. This free event is open to the entire community. Screenings will commence at 7 p.m. weekly on Monday evenings and a short discussion will follow Read More

Councilor Levi Dominguez resigns from City Council

January 6, 2014

SHERIDAN – City Councilor Levi Dominguez has resigned from Sheridan City Council. Dominguez accepted a position as a deputy with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and felt he would be unable to fully commit to council duties during his transition and subsequent training. The resignation is effective immediately. “I will be very busy the next Read More

Workshop focuses on starting your own business as 2nd career

SHERIDAN — The Small Business Administration and AARP will sponsor a workshop Thursday that will go over how to start a business. While the 2.5-hour class is open to everyone, the session is targeted toward people over the age of 50 who may be interested in embarking on a second career after retirement. SBA Regional Read More

Senior Center hosts Helen Laumann Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

Chamber says ‘Chamber Bucks’ sales up in 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2013 total sales of “Chamber Bucks” gift certificates increased over the previous year. The year-end total well exceeded the goal of $50,000 with total sales equaling $59,287. Approximately 1,400 separate certificates were sold reflecting a 27 percent increase over 2012 sales and 75 percent increase Read More

Henderson uses art to give back to the community

SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition. Today The Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Rosana Henderson. Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here and what brought you here? I Read More

Braving the chill, knowing the risks

SHERIDAN — For some, snow means cozying up by a fire, under a blanket, with a cup of hot cocoa. For others, the snows of winter are an invitation to hike deep into the mountains and set up camp where the word “quiet” takes on a whole new level of meaning in a land hushed Read More

State money would not be used to give local gov’t raises

January 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s city and county governments recently called on the Legislature to accept Gov. Matt Mead’s request for local government funding in the next biennium, which will be considered in the upcoming legislative budget session to begin Feb. 10. Mead’s $175 million request is $20 million more than was granted to local governments in Read More

Family welcomes new year, new baby

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital has welcomed the first new member of the community for 2014. Wyatt Lee Powell was the first baby of the new year, born at 8:25 a.m. on Jan. 1. The son of Patricia Powell of Sheridan, he arrived weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and stretching 20.5 inches long. “It was Read More

One in eight will buy a gym membership, half will drop in February

SHERIDAN — It’s the first week of January, so statistically speaking there is a one in eight chance you have recently or will soon purchase a new gym membership. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association reports, 12 percent of new gym members join in January, presumably an effort to make good on Read More

Lady Generals to host basketball camp

SHERIDAN — The Lady Generals basketball team of Sheridan College will be hosting a “Holiday Christmas Camp” on Sunday. Girls of all skill levels from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to the coaching event. The camp will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The cost to participate Read More

Fulmer Library to host a tea party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a tea party in celebration of Downton Abbey season four premiere. On Tuesday at 7 pm. all are welcome to attend an “afternoon tea” service in the Inner Circle. Period attire is encouraged but not required. Scones and other snacks will be available. Historic tea sets Read More

Business counseling to be offered Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Small Business Administration and the American Association of Retired Persons have joined together to provide information to help people start or grow small businesses in Sheridan. “Start Your Own Business” counseling and resource workshop will be offered Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The session is targeted to those age 50 Read More

Live music at Black Tooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will offer free live music Saturday night. John Kirlin will be performing starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Tim Barnes at 675-2337. Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

Senior Center lecture series begins Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will be hosting a series of presentations entitled “…When I’m Sixty-Four” commencing on Tuesday. This series of life planning lectures will take place monthly on the first Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The program is designed to help people make informed decisions unique to aging individuals and families. The focus of Read More

Money stolen from lost wallet

SHERIDAN — On the evening of Dec. 30, a wallet was lost in the 1700 block of Dana Avenue. The wallet contained a significant amount of cash. The next day the wallet was recovered in the area of the skate park in Thorne-Rider Park, however the money was missing. Law enforcement requested that anyone with Read More

Identity theft

SHERIDAN – It began eight years ago with a $4,000 withdrawal from his bank account at a bank branch in Washington. “That was the very first incident,” said Tim Bork. “Since then it has just been a constant breach of accounts.” For several years, Bork has been a victim of identity theft and fraud that Read More

Dahmke retires after 20 years at SPD

January 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — A staple officer of the Sheridan Police Department has retired. SPD Lt. Chris Dahmke left the department at age 46 after serving the city of Sheridan for more than 20 years. Dahmke grew up in Douglas. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at Disney Land and later drove a forklift for the Read More

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